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Challenge: Babies and Toddlers (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Home
Date: Oct 18, 2011
Aperture: f3.5
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/50 sec
Date Uploaded: Oct 18, 2011


Place: 65 out of 88
Avg (all users): 4.7871
Avg (commenters): 7.6667
Avg (participants): 4.8936
Avg (non-participants): 4.7407
Views since voting: 319
Views during voting: 323
Votes: 155
Comments: 14
Favorites: 0

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11/01/2011 09:36:13 PM
Heartbreaking. This reaches beyond words. IMO, the perspective is part of what gives this its impact. Isn't this the perspective of the person about to pick up the baby that isn't there? The strict centering, the almost drawing-like lines, the framed bib & booties, the colorful quilt, etc. - everything is there, except... Ache.
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10/28/2011 03:32:37 PM
I have been wondering why this is so effective, why I couldn't bring myself to comment. The extraordinary precision delivers a finely wrought tale, where the concentration on detail is a meditation on acceptance of the unacceptable. For some reason I am reminded of Rilke. in the Duino Elegies, a strangely abstract exhortation to plunge into the particular.
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10/26/2011 12:03:23 PM
Wonderlike foto. En regtig hartseer.
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10/26/2011 07:12:27 AM
Wow, Herm - you made a splash with this image. That's what art is about. Congratulations on conceptualizing an emotional experience like this.
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10/26/2011 01:44:41 AM
This is intense.
I really like this shot, because it sorta puts the viewer on edge. I like that it feels a bit underexposed, it adds to the mood.
Personally, I disagree with the comment about the title. I always view titles secondary to the image, and I knew exactly what this was about before reading the title. If anything, I think the title itself doesn't quite carry the gravity that the picture holds. The perspective is really nicely chosen. Great work.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/25/2011 04:51:59 AM
I really appreciate the effort to convey the concept, and the idea is also pretty unique in this challenge. However, I actually had to read the title to grasp the idea. Different people might find it much more immediate than I did, though. Well done!
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10/23/2011 10:02:57 PM
Thats very sad :( good picture though..
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10/20/2011 06:53:56 AM
This is the 72nd image I have seen in this challenge, and is the one I am struggling the most with. The majority of images in this challenge are poor quality and there are quite a few that do not meet the challenge. That was my first instinct on seeing this (I tend to view images without looking at the title to avoid shoehorn images). I saw no baby so was about to mark it as a DNMC, but then I saw the title and really looked at this image. Whilst not the most technically adept image on show in the challenge, it is without doubt the most touching and thought provoking.
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10/19/2011 11:42:56 PM
Terrible! Totally shattering.
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10/19/2011 04:34:32 PM
The perspective on this helps to create a greater feeling of emptiness.
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10/19/2011 09:46:57 AM
yes. it does ache I know
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10/19/2011 08:34:51 AM
not really fair.
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10/19/2011 06:29:04 AM
wow..... man thats powerful, i love and hate this image
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10/19/2011 03:59:56 AM
This photo moved me so much.x
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